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Payne v. Department of Correctional Services

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Tuesday, April 1, 2014

S-13-0627, Christopher M. Payne (Appellant) v. Neb. Dept. of Corr. Servs.

Lancaster County, Judge John Colborn

Attorneys: Pro se Appellant -- Amie Larson (Attorney General’s Office)

Civil: This is a declaratory judgment action under § 84-911 of the APA to challenge the validity of a DCS regulation that limits inmates’ access to the law library to one hour per day.

Proceedings below: The court granted the Department’s motion for summary judgment, denied Payne’s motion, and dismissed Payne’s complaint with prejudice.  

Issues: Whether the court erred in (1) applying a federal standing standard for Payne’s state law claim and (2) determining that the Department was entitled to judgment as a matter of law.


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